Tarn House

  • Christmas at Tarn House

    Christmas at Tarn House

    We’ve been decorating Tarn House ready for Christmas… Gathering holly, ivy and pine cones from the garden; threading baubles and putting up the lights. We look forward to inviting our December guests 🙂

  • Skelwith Force – In spate

    Skelwith Force – In spate

    One of the joys of Tarn House is the number of walks that can be started from the doorstep. There are a few classics – Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Tarn, Elterwater. Today, with mist lingering stubborn on the tops, we tried […]

  • The shadows lengthen…

    The shadows lengthen…

    Mid September and the countryside feels tired; the greens not as green as they were, the air heavy, streams dry (the pebbles in Great Langdale Beck don’t look like they’ve felt water in weeks). The land waits for cool, for […]

  • Bluebells above Rydal Water

    Bluebells above Rydal Water

    The walk from Tarn House around Loughrigg is wonderful at any time of year. But when bluebells skirt the fell’s lower flanks – the gentle slopes above Grasmere and Rydal Water – it’s pretty much perfect. Save it for a […]

  • Springtime at Loughrigg Tarn

    Springtime at Loughrigg Tarn

    May: The kids spent hours paddling and looking for tadpoles at the gently-shelving near shore of Loughrigg Tarn – less than five minutes’ walk from Tarn House.